Parker, CSN Commander William Harwar - Forgotten Officer Friday

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William Harwar Parker:
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Born: October 8, 1826
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Birthplace: New York City New York
Father: Commodore Foxhall Alexander Parker Sr. 1788 – 1857
(Buried: Unknown Burial Spot)
Mother: Sarah Jay Bogardus 1793 – 1860
(Buried: Forest Hills Memorial Park Huntingdon Valley Pennsylvania)
Wife: Nettie T. Jenkins
Children:

Education:

1848: Graduated from United States Naval Academy

Occupation before War:
1841: Midshipman on U.S.S. North Carolina
1842 – 1844: Midshipman on U.S.S. Columbus
1844 – 1847: Midshipman on U.S.S. Potomac
1847: Midshipman on U.S.S. Raritan
1848 – 1850: Passed midshipman on U.S.S. Yorktown
1851: Passed Midshipman on U.S.S. Washington
1851 – 1852: Administrative Duty at Washington D.C. Navy Yard
1852 – 1853: Passed Midshipamn U.S.S. Cyane
1853 – 1855: Assistant Mathematics Professor at U.S. Naval Academy
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1855 – 1861: Lt. In the United States Navy
1855 – 1857: Navigation and Astronomy Professor at U.S. Naval Academy
1857 – 1859: Lt. On the U.S.S. Merrimac
1859 – 1861: Instructor at United States Naval Academy

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1865: Served in the Confederate States Navy rising to Lt.
1862: Commander of the C.S.S. Beaufort Gun Boat
1862: Participated in the Battle of Roanoke Island
1862: Participated in the Battle of Hampton Roads
1863: Chief Executive Officer of C.S.S. Palmetto State
1863 – 1865: Superintendent of Confederate States Naval Academy
1863 – 1865: Chief Executive Officer of C.S.S. Patrick Henry
1865: Commander of the C.S.S. Richmond Ironclad
1865: Led Midshipmen in Richmond securing archives and treasury

Occupation after War:
Captain of Pacific Mail Steamship
President of Maryland Agricultural College
1883: Shot by Appache Indians losing sight in one eye
1886: United States Minister to Korea
1886 – 1896: Lived in Washington D.C. Working on writing


Died:
December 30, 1896
Place of Death: Washington D.C.
Age at time of Death: 70 years old
Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery Norfolk Virginia
 
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